• Natural Fibres & Yarns
    Natural Fibres & Yarns

    Woolmark revises specifications and licensing programme

    The Woolmark Company recently reviewed its specifications and licensing programme, launching some new sub-brands in a bid to meet the changing needs of brands ... Read More

  • Man-made Fibres & Yarns
    Man-made Fibres & Yarns

    Trevira presents functional polyester fabrics with 3D character

    Fibre manufacturer Trevira is presenting Trevira CS textiles for interior sun protection at this year’s R+T Fair in Stuttgart. The company will be showing both ... Read More

  • Effects
    Effects

    WTiN Digital Textile Conferences 2015

    World Textile Information Network (WTiN) is to present an exciting programme of Digital Textile Conferences in 2015, with their focus on some of the key growth ... Read More

  • Technical Textiles
    Technical Textiles

    Limpet teeth identified as ‘strongest’ natural material

    Limpets’ teeth consist of the strongest natural material ever tested, according to a new study from the University of Portsmouth. Read More

  • Nonwovens
    Nonwovens

    Freudenberg awarded biodegradable textiles certificate

    Freudenberg Interlining has become the first company in Germany to gain certification for the biological degradability of a textile product. Freudenberg is ... Read More

News

Vietnam boosts China fabric exports again in 2014

By George Huang 27 February 2015 15:32

According to China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Textile and Apparel (CCCT), fabric exports during December reached 3.35 billion metres, up 0.51% on the previous month and 2.95% y-o-y.

China viscose prices firmer

By George Huang 27 February 2015 12:06

Helped by the tight supply on the feedstock market, viscose quotations inched up slightly in China.

Acrylic prices slump in China

By George Huang 27 February 2015 12:00

Dented by the sluggish demand and crumbling feedstock replacement costs, acrylic values in China dived again after the long holiday.

Groz-Beckert to acquire Bekaert Carding Solutions

By Marianne Curtis 27 February 2015 08:32

Groz-Beckert is to acquire Bekaert’s Carding Solutions activities. The division has about 350 employees. The acquisition allows Groz-Beckert to build on its existing service programme for card clothing with a corresponding product...

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Analysis

India needs more development-minded polyester industry – PCI Fibres

By Kamelia Kountcheva 27 February 2015 16:28

In 2014, both the global natural and man-made fibres industries had a difficult time due to overproduction and dropping prices.

Cutting-edge technology

By Fiona Haran 27 February 2015 11:59

DuPont and MCR Safety have launched a new cut-resistant glove, ‘Memphis Orange’ featuring Kevlar technology.

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Technical

Tackling warp tension variation

By Marianne Curtis 13 February 2015 13:22

Several studies show that during weaving, the warp tension is not absolutely constant across the fabric width. Warp tension is lower in the selvedge zones and increases towards the middle of the fabric.

Oerlikon shows way on MMF energy efficiency

By Marianne Curtis 02 February 2015 10:59

Outdated filament spinning technologies in China currently account for 42% of total energy consumption and CO2 emissions but can supply only 16% of the total filament production.

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Profiles

Bigger Banners: Flag Print Bern Expands Opportunities with 3.2m Printer

By WTiN 24 February 2015 11:21

When it comes to navigating the world of wide-format textile printing, Swiss company Flag Print Bern certainly knows which way the wind is blowing.

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Reports

NCWSBA Australian Wool Market Report

By Chris Wilcox 27 February 2015 12:31

Weekly analysis of the Australian Wool Market by Chris Wilcox, Executive Director of the National Council of Wool Selling Brokers of Australia.

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Web Watch

US stocks sag but remain close to record highs

From Business Recorder - Markets 28 February 2015 11:30

NEW YORK: Wall Street stocks fell modestly Friday but remained close to record highs to close out the best single-month performance since 2011. Stocks got help from a new estimate of fourth-quarter US economic growth that came...........

Insurance stocks spurt on new announcements

From The Hindu Business Line - Economy 28 February 2015 09:00

Shares of insurance companies gained up to 4 per cent after the announcement of several pension and insurance schemes in the Union Budget 2015-16. Max India rose 3.84 per cent, Bajaj Finserv climbed 2.8 per cent, HDFC was up 2.36...........

Yeltsin reformer turned Putin foe

From Business Recorder - World 28 February 2015 07:30

MOSCOW: Boris Nemtsov, who was murdered Friday just metres from the Kremlin walls, served as a deputy prime minister under Boris Yeltsin before becoming one of the most prominent opponents of President Vladimir Putin. Nemtsov,...........

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